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Theodor D. Leininger, USDA Forest Service,
Bacterial leaf scorch
Xylella fastidiosa

Bacterial leaf scorch (Xylella fastidiosa) is a bacterial pathogen of citrus trees. It is a native of Brazil and was first detected in New York in 2007.

Transmitted when sharpshooter leafhoppers feed on the xylem of the plant.

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